A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.

Henry Ward Beecher -

My Book Collection

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Take a look at all the books that line up my book shelves. You'll better understand what genre of books I'm interested in.

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Book Shelf

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It's a simple design but am very proud of how it looks. This occupies the pride of place in my room. Take a look.

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Latest Blog

A Brand New PC
A Brand New PC

I just bought a brand new Microsoft Surface Pro. I finally homed on this after nearly 4 weeks of intense search. The brand new machine just got delivered now and this is the first post I’m typing on it. My old Lenovo laptop is nearly 7 years old and has served me well. While it is still working fine, I now find it embarrassing to…

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12 Oct 18

Amazon Launches Free Reading…..Which I May Never Use.
Amazon Launches Free Reading…..Which I May Never Use.

I hesitated about renewing my Kindle Unlimited account. It wasn’t the Rs.169 per month cost. Its that I have so many unread books that I’ve bought before and nearly half a dozen Audible books still waiting to be listened to. Since I’m an Amazon Prime member, I now also have free books to read on Amazon Reading. I’m fairly certain this feature will go unused…

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25 Sep 18

Featured in a Social Media Book
Featured in a Social Media Book

Ankit Lal is a founding member of Aam Aadmi Party and a council member. He helped strategize the social media campaigns during AAP’s election victory. Ankit has stitched together a book titled ‘India Social’ with examples of various events and instances where social media played a significant part. You can feel his passion for the medium as you read this book. We were fellow speakers…

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11 Jan 18

A Touching Deathbed Note on Life from a 27 Year Old Girl Who Died Recently.
A Touching Deathbed Note on Life from a 27 Year Old Girl Who Died Recently.

On January 4th, 2018, the girl in the photo above passed away. She was afflicted with Erwing’s Sarcoma, a rare form of cancer that affects young people. Before she passed away, she penned her thoughts on life in the last few months. Her family shared this on Facebook after her demise. There is some invaluable life advice in the letter. The one that reverberated the…

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10 Jan 18

What Would You Ask Devdutt Pattanaik?
What Would You Ask Devdutt Pattanaik?

Super thrilled to have Author and Mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik agree to come on the First Book Podcast. Imagine a person who has authored 30 books (many of them bestsellers), tell you about his tips, techniques, and secrets of becoming a better author!! The Interview is scheduled for 25th Oct (day after tomorrow). If you had one question about authoring to ask Devdutt, what would it…

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23 Oct 17

The World’s Best Foreign Correspondent Shares Authoring Tips
The World’s Best Foreign Correspondent Shares Authoring Tips

Christina Lamb wrote the bestselling book, ‘I am Malala‘ along with the Nobel Peace Prize winner. This is one of her eight books. She has won 14 major awards, including five times ‘Foreign Correspondent of the Year’ and Europe’s top war reporting prize, the Prix Bayeux. So, you can imagine the quality of advice she gave for newbie authors and writers when I interviewed her…

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29 Jul 17